New from Arcadia Publishing is Point Pleasant, by local author and avid postcard collector Jerry A Woolley. Boasting more than 200 vintage postcards, Point Pleasant offers a glimpse into the rich history of the area as well as the evolution of the picture postcard and its wild popularity during the first half of the 20th century.
This new title is a fascinating look at the New Jersey shore communities of Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Beach during the heyday of the picture postcard. Rare and historical postcards illustrate the region’s early grand hotels and majestic summer cottages that helped make Point Pleasant one of New Jersey’s top seaside resorts. Explore neighborhoods and downtown shops, the Manasquan River and the beach and boardwalk that made Point Pleasant Beach famous.
Highlights of Point Pleasant:
• This book precedes the 125th Anniversary of Point Pleasant Beach in 2011
• A large focus of the book is on the beachfront and boardwalk, the most popular part of the region covered
• All of the images are from the author’s personal archive
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or
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